International Trade Consultancy

International Trade Consultancy for customs, import and export. Bespoke advice for your business
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At Business West we offer bespoke advice for your business with our international trade consultants - industry experts with decades of experience. 

Find an international trade consultant specialising in customs, import and export for your business growth.

The world of international trade has undergone numerous changes in recent years. To maintain a competitive edge over rival businesses, it is essential to stay vigilant and compliant when trading overseas.  

Compliant companies can avoid unnecessary fines and delays at the border, reducing their overheads. Additionally, companies that demonstrate proper compliance are sometimes permitted to use special procedures, which also gives them a business advantage. 

Business West has a team of over 20 dedicated international trade experts who can guide you through any queries you may have regarding international trade and tailor a package to suit your needs. 

Areas of international trade expertise include, but are not limited to:

  • Rules of origin 
  • Temporary exports 
  • Customs warehousing 
  • Inward/outward processing 
  • Commodity codes 
  • Incoterms 
  • Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism
  • Border Target Operating Model

We were very pleased with Business West's International Trade consultancy service. As a UK company post-Brexit, it was very informative for us and has already helped our company cut unnecessary costs.

Billy Harvey, Director, EXB (UK) LTD

Meet our international trade consultants:

Joe Goldsworthy

Joe has eight years’ experience working in a variety of export roles in Bristol. He started registering excise consignments for a brewery, and then moved to a well-established food and drink manufacturer, specialising in certification and customs warehousing. During this time, Joe was also awarded the Certificate in Customs Compliance course, with a distinction.

Joe joined Business West 18 months ago as a customs agent, and has quickly established himself in the role, providing compliant declarations and providing both quick turnaround times and great customer service. He has since obtained a further customs compliance qualification, and became one of the first CDS accredited customs agents in the country.

More recently, Joe has been hosting training seminars for Business West customers, and he is currently studying for a diploma in World Customs Compliance and Regulations. 

Hilary Rossborough

Hilary has 11 years practical experience in the international trade sector, and has held a variety of roles, ranging from international trade documentation specialist, documentation and development exective, and is currently working as compliance manager of Business West's international trade team.

Hilary holds professional certifications in export documentation including; Certificates of Origin, ATA Carnets and Customs Procedures. Her work includes producing and delivering bespoke international trade training, acting as Chamber-lead on two International Chambers of Commerce trade procedure pilots, and she is a regular guest panel member on sector-specific webinars. 

How much does Business West's international trade consultancy cost?

The international trade consultancy service offers an hourly rate of £120.00 +VAT per hour for members, or £180 + VAT for non-members.

For an in-depth consultation, which would require at least 8 hours input minimum, we charge a day rate of £1000.00 +VAT for members, or £1250.00 +VAT for non-members. 

Find out more

If you require assistance with any areas of international trade, please fill out the form below. One of the team will contact you and provide you with a quote so that we can help you with any issues you may be facing. Alternatively, you can email us —please put 'international trade consultancy' in the subject line.

International Trade Consultancy

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  • I’d like to say a big thank you to Business West’s Customs Declarations team. A few weeks ago, I could not find any agent to make my import declaration for an order placed with our Italian supplier. The team offered me its services and made my life 100% easier. I highly recommend them.
    Corinne Sarkissian
    Leafield Environmental
  • Business West as your Customs Agent

    Business West delivers a Customs Declaration service for UK importers and exporters, of all sizes, in every region of the United Kingdom. If you’re interested in finding out more about how the ChamberCustoms service can work for your business please click on this link.